I went through the upgrade from the latest previous version to EE6 using the automated button.

Everything came back green, except I'm now getting this error message:

Your system folder path does not appear to be set correctly. Please open the following file and correct this: index.php

My system folder is just "system" and both files appear to be set correctly. The only thing I can think of is that I had a soft-link to "backend", and when I did the upgrade, I was at "https://www.website.com/backend". I had never considered this an issue or possible item before.

(Renaming "system" to "backend" and updating the two php files does not resolve, unfortunately...)

Any help is greatly appreciated. :-D

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You need to manually download and unzip the EE6 release. Then copy over the index.php and admin.php files and also the system/index.php file.

  • Brilliant! Thanks so very much. :-) Commented Dec 24, 2020 at 20:32

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